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he continue to see that. thank you. >> the obama administration said it has met it's deadline to fix the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset of this debacle in the estimation of administration officials. as many as 800,000 a day and they achieved 90% functionality. you recall that by the end of last month, november 31st they had promised an 80% functionality. by their own estimation they have exceeded that. but that's by their own estimation. for the time being we'll have to take their word for it. it's all a anecdotal at this point. there are questions about the website's security when people are entering sensitive personal information and data, and about insurers on
. and thank you to president obama of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> ice storm. a massive cold sweeps through a large part of the country. and it's not over. most parts will get hit with more. a live report next. >>> back to work. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for
, thank you. good to see you tonight. >> thank you, martha. >>> our next guest says that obama care is causing chaos for doctors, and you know what that means, it will likely cause chaos for you, the patients, as well. you're going to hear much more straight from the doctor, next. your mom could do anything. even turn night into day. now she could use a hand, comfort keeps provides a variety of in-home services while truly connecting. comfort keepers. keeping the comforts of home. call comfort keepers now to arn more. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? whbut what if the most haimportant question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlyi cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> boy, winners here, folks. it's
will be looking at. >> lisa stark thank you. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websit
from american university. thank you, sir. >> tom a thanks so much. >> be sure to set your dvr and watch this live. it will be good stuff and the sitdown with president obama is part of that hardball college tour starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain t
. >> absolutely. >> all right, janice. stay on it. thanks so much. >>> great advice, janice. thanks so much. >>> top maryland official in charge of obama exchange, did you hear this? reportedly resigning now. that would be the first official to leave a job since the troubled rollout of the health care law. national correspondent live in washington. steve, what do you hear about this one? >> jamie, it's not only that federal obama care website you hear so much about that had its difficulties, the state as well. rebecca pierce in charge of the troubled website run by the state of maryland resigned friday. according to our baltimore affiliates, some lawmakers are hinting she was forced out. the maryland website signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd and only 700 more people one week later. the goal by the end of march is 150,000. lieutenant governor saying things clearly did not go as planned. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible and that includes me. >> meantime republicans continue to point out the shortcomings of obama care. here is rand paul. >> we're fo
and if you look at the polls that have been taken by the voters, it is monday. >> jim gray, thank you so much for your analysis. >> the obama administration now patting itself on the back for improvements to the health care website. it doesn't seem like that much but senate majority leader harry reid seems pleased. i'm not cocky but comfortable. i think we are in pretty good shape. so, susan, i don't know harry reid may be one of the few democrats right now who would use the word cocky to describe where the party is standing currently. your thoughts? >> there is a division. there are safer democrats who are willing to talk about the things that are going well. they have had a slight boost in enrollment. the website is working more smoothly and then you have the reality democrats, the ones who are getting the calls to their office about cancelled insurance policies. they are afraid of what is going to happen in 2014. if you look at the polls, there are democrats who might lose in 2014 because of this. joe mansion is having a town hall meeting today hearing complaints about uncertainty and thei
. thank you. jon: president obama marked world aids day yesterday with a pledge, a full $5 billion to the global fund to fight aids all for research on the disease. that money, however, will only be donated if the international community can come up with another $10 billion as well. the president also announced that the national institutes of health will invest $100 million the next three years to launch an h.i.v. cure initiative. disturbing new information on the deadly train crash in new york city. driver was going nearly three times the speed limit when he headed into a very sharp curve and that's not all. plus a new warning about those popular energy drinks. what researchers just discovered they can do to your heart. hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn? yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief! and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there so
about president obama. >> all right, professor, and david gergen, thank you, gentlemen, so much for being with us here today. >> thank you. >>> well, where throngs of people have gathered outside the home of nelson mandela all day today. we'll be going to johannesburg, dignitaries are headed to south africa to remember the leader. president obama will have additional vips with him on air force one. 1ñp i don't just make things for a living i take pride in them. so when my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was also on display, i'd had it. i finally had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer have happened. blood, liver and
said any responsible parties will be held accountable. john, zoraida? >> thank you, renee. >>> obama care website has had its first major test in relaunching on sunday and it got close to the 100,000 users it's supposed to handle on a daily basis. people in some states were met with a page that put them in line to get help a problem cleared up overnight. overall the site shows progress but has doubts it can enroll the number of it needs to by the end of march. president obama will refocus people on the benefits of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identificati
the best to you. >> thank you. lori: going out on a him. one analyst says there is chance president obama could resign next year. charlie gasparino with the man who made that call next year. adam: box office where stars that don't deliver despite getting pretty big paychecks. [ male announcer ] here's a question r you: where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right herat home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. >> i'm dennis kneale with your fox business brief. time warner cable incoming ceo rob marcus says he is no your to sell the company. he will run it for the long haul. he would be open to selling out if the price were right. >>> new survey by the national association for business economics finds 62% of economists surveyed expect the fed's bond purchase program won't start winding down until sometime first quarter of next year. >>> new jersey transit offering a special pass for super bowl week. the pass costs $50, good for unlimited travel from janua
going to plummet further. charlie, gayle, norah? >> don, thank you. president obama is calling for a hike in the national minimum wage. on wednesday the president said that growing income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. this morning fast food workers across the country are holding strikes to demand higher wages. terrell brown is outside a mcdonald's in new york city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are about 200 protesters here in new york city. they have since dispersed and moved on to other locations. there are other rallies in 200 cities across the country including denver las vegas and san diego as workers push for higher wages, $15 an hour more than twice the national minimum wage. nancy delgado makes $8 coin 25 for the work she does at a chicago area mcdonald's. the 27-year-old mother of two has been employed at the fast food chain's franchises for the last ten years and earns the minimum wage in illinois. >> i don't have health insurance. i don't own a car, i don't own cable. i have a cell phone because i need it. i
stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is having major issues. they appear to be the result of high volume. the administration said this week, as you know, 50,000 users are supposed to be able to simultaneously shop at healthcare.gov. mo most of my attempts to log in or apply for coverage today have been met with this notice. there are too many visitors at the website. there is an option to enter an e-mail for a follow up about better times to come back. i first entered my e-mail 11:40 this morning, about 2 1/2 hours ago. still waiting for that note back. take a look at this. just complete gibberish. on the first screen that an interested consumer would see after leaving the home page, this shot i took at my desk just a little bit more than one hour ago. t
if there is any possible link here. >> alexander, appreciate you being there. thank you. >>> night and day. that is how the main obama care website fixer upper described the difference between healthcare.gov now and when it launched back on october 1st. jeff saying in a conference call on sunday the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> after clearinging through fewer than a hundred bucks through the month of october, the speed has more than tripled with more than 400 bugs fiched and eliminating critical glitches and making experience to the consumer experience better throughout the site. >> the administration says the obama care site can handle as many as 50,000 concurrent users and 800,000 consumer visits during the day. >>> they say the terror threat in the united states is growing. democratic senator dianne feinstein and mike rogers share that view. both said changing tactics and improving weapons make it harder right now to warn the war on terror. >> are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago in general? >> i don't think so. i think terror is up wo
months of job growth thanks to president obama and democrats' policies. we need to kick that into even higher gear when it comes to the recovery. and the republicans have been contributing to our inability to kick that into higher gear. >> just quickly, we're tight on time, what's your best guess in terms of prognosticating what's actually going to happen? >> i would not be betting the house that we're going to have a budget deal by friday. >> debbie wasserman schultz. great for the lump of coal, although for us maybe it's hannukah. we appreciate the time and being with us today. >> thank you. >>> today's big question is on this talk of an impending deal or maybe not. can congress reach a budget deal without an 11th hour panic? weigh in on twitter or facebook. it's @thomas roberts or m me @bshactman and give us your opinion. >>> final preparations under way at a soccer stadium in south africa for a memorial service for nelson mandela. more than a hundred heads of state expected to attend. we'll have a live report from south africa next. >>> the have and the have notes. what's really st
of trouble with in the last 48 hours. lou: thank you so much, janus. it looks like a very big deal. thank you so much. president obama in his typical foreign-policy challenges are being magnified by recent events in afghanistan. president hamid karzai refuses to sign a security agreement with the united states that would define american military presence in his country at the end of the year. but he did agree to a new agreement with iran. he agreed in principle to a friendship and cooperation path dealing with security and economic issues and within hours of that agreement, he was also already calling for the removal of american forces from the area. he said that we believe that all foreign forces should leave the region and the security of afghanistan should be handed over to people of the country. the so-called moderate has aalowed executions to surge since he took office, with more than 300 people executed since just the month of august. iran is the leader in executions. president obama and other dignitaries are on their way to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial service from nelson
the fox news desk. >>> thank you. a truck loaded with radioactive material goes missing. and if terrorists get their hands on it, they tell us it could mean big trouble. as if the obama care website hasn't had enough problems already, now word of hackers hitting the site. plus what we now know about how many people are actually using the website healthcare.gov. and true blood's i'll see the werewolf live right here on the fox news desk. i'll ask him about suki and whatever they have going on. i'll ask him if he drank the v. i'll ask him about his struggles with alcohol 11 years ago and some more things. and how he went from homeless to, well, i don't know a pin-up guy. so let's get to it. >>> good wednesday afternoon to you and yours. first from the fox news desk just-released 911 calls capture a mix of chaos and calm professionalism as a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and murdered children and teachers one by one. fox news will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls. we'll get to more of that. they depict the horrors of that day nearly a year ago
, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and military threat. >> reporter: barack obama defend the the international deal saturday. his obama line is to prevent iran from eye wearing a nuclear weapon. >> connor, thank you. >>> u.n. inspectors visiting a nuclear site inside iran. they were invited. it's the first time in two years they have had access to the facility. israeli. long time still unfinished reactor could still be used to make a nuclear bomb once its finished. iran said it will be for generating peaceful power only. and construction will continue on the site despite the deal reached with the united states. >>> right now, police making arrests after a big college football celebration gets -- well, look at it -- out of control. fires burning in the streets. police in riot gear. and one of the architects of the affordable care act is helping to clarify the president's promise if you like your doctor, you can keep it, or the plan that you like, you can do it. he says, you can do that after all. you just have to pay for it. hey kevin...still eating chalk for heartburn? ye
. >> thank you, wolf. >>> the obama care wen site may be working better but expanding coverage is the no the only issue. sanjay gupta says insurance alone won't make us healthier. standing by live. we'll talk to him when we come back. [ male announcer ] this is george. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ [ male announcer ] that's handy. i see a world bursting with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. access to developed markets, emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> as different as night and day, that's how the obama admini
've heard and i think the truest. >> an important assessment. chris matthews, thank you. as always. you can see chris's full interview with president obama inch a reairing of "hardball" and of course catch him every day at 7:00 eastern. thank you to nick chrisoff of the "times" and reverend sharpton with the best takeaway of the last 24 hours. >> thank you. >> you can catch him every night at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up we'll look at nelson mandela's historic visit to the united states and speak with nobel peace prize laureate coming up. if i can impart one lesson to a new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line community, that helps our members connect and share ideas to make smart business decisions. if you mess up, fess up. be your partners best partner. we built it for our members, but it's open for everyone. there's not one way to do something. no details too small. american express open forum. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. turn to roc® retinol correxion®. one week, fine
, that is important. i have thanked both president obama and the authorities that have been supporting this peace process. the process needs support. we have enemies who do not want the process to have a good ending. that we arethink legitimizing farc. my answer is that you do for -- if you do not sit down and speak with your enemy, how we reach piece. they think that we can kill the last of the guerrillas and it would take another 50 years to do that. the way to ends a conflict of this order is by sitting down and negotiating a final agreement. that is what we are trying to do. some people are saying that we are giving them -- giving into giving in to the castro or shop as regime -- or chavez regime. this is absolute nonsense. cubaw from venezuela and that they have influence. they have been helpful and i thank them for their help but we wants is a very simple objective. we want to have peace in my country. we are not negotiating our economic issues. we are not negotiating our political institutions or our democratic principles. we are simply negotiating a transition of these people from their v
somewhere in wyoming, you know, sort of having a good chuckle and saying, you know, thank god obama was president because the next time we're in power, we're going to be able to continue doing this stuff. >> host: jeremy scahill, how large is the drone program in the u.s. right now? >> guest: well, we have very little information about it. let's remember that for almost the entire first term that president obama was in office, he never publicly mentioned the drones except on a google plus hangout in response to a question that a young person had asked him. no u.s. officials would ever publicly own that the u.s. even had a drone program. an american citizen was killed in a drone strike, this guy anwar al-awlaki who was from the united states and went to yemen and was making these youtube videos, they killed him in 2011. 600 days later president obama gives a speech where he owns the fact that the u.s. is doing this. there are secret bases in saudi arabia, oman, in east africa. my understanding is there also is a facility inside of yemen and, of course, in afghanistan drones are being
. >> thank you. >>> later this hour, survivors emotional stories. we will hear from a doctor treating some of the injured who suffered life-changing injuries. >>> also, did the white house meet its deadline to fix the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be h
and calm. >> hard to react when you're panicked. calm make sense. randall. thank you. the u.s. economy is growing, but so is the income gap between rich and poor americans. president obama addressed the problem. >> the lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's if you work hard you can get ahead. this is defining of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. >> the president did not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it
the long walk to freedom is a little shorter thanks to tata. >> meanwhile president obama has called nelson mandela's wife to express condolences. >> the president and first lady will go to south africa for memorial event next week. nelson mandela met president obama in 2005. former presidents cloipt clinton and bush will travel to south africa. >> let's here about the event for the week ahead. >> south africa is preparing a week of events. flags fly at half mast. sunday is designated as a national day of prayer and reflection. the nation's people are asked to remember nelson mandela in their thoughts and prayers. tuesday the 10th is the next most important day. the day when the national memorial service will be held at the soccer city stadium. it conceded 95,000 people. it was the site of the 2012 world cup final and known as the kalabash. it's a cooking pot shaped in the form of a cooking pot. wednesday to friday nelson mandela's body will lie in state in the union building in pretoria. that's the official residents of the current president jacob zuma. there'll be many memorial services t
, there is an old country song by conway twitty, make the world go away, and i think that that is the obama philosophy. and i hope it goes away. lou: he was thinking of a higher purpose. thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up next, black friday sales were disappointing, but it doesn't mean the economies and markets would move lower. we will find out. the legendary investor joins us next. >> the extreme left teaming up with amnesty advocates, the fast food industry unions and pushing for a minimum wage of $15. we will take it up with the "a-team" [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the merces-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right r you, no matter which list you'ren. [ santa ] , ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] get thell-new 2014 cla250 wow...look at you. i've always tried to give it my best shot. these days i'm living with a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. at first, i took warfarin, but i wondered, "could i up my game?" my doctor told me about eliquis. and three important reaso
for you? >> the whole obama care debate is something we wanted to keen out there. >> thank you for coming in. a r i appreciate it. >> how the heck did this happen. >> i called my girlfriend. she thought i was crazy. i said, debby, i'm locked on a plane. >> he fell asleep and he woke up on an empty plane. what are the circumstances that allowed that to occur? and, don't call it a holiday tree. it's a christmas tree. the mayor who fought for the pc, a rare victory for the english language. join us. ♪ oh, christmas tree, oh, christmas tree, that name is so unchanging ♪ but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% stosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with applicati sites. discontinue andgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include chang
's not always a good idea to throw $1,000 in the air in a crowded mall. >> not exactly. >> okay, josh, thanks. >>> the latest on the obama care website. white house now claims it has been fixed, working smoothly 90% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in octobe
hamid karzai. brazilian president rouseff. preside president hollande, president barack obama, clinton and bush. >> nelson mandela passed away late thursday. this sunday has been national day of prayer where you've seen sights like this all over the country as south africans pay thanks and bid farewell. the government has also confirmed today that at least 59 dignitaries from around the world are confirmed to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson m
are here to stay, at least for a little while. rick, thank you. jon: well, president obama venturing into friendly territory, you might say, for a sit-down with msnbc's chris matthews. was there a tingle up the leg? what the president said about his management style and the obamacare rollout that has critics raising some eyebrows. howard kurtz weighs in. >>> plus, as the world mourns the death of former south african president nelson mandela, we have the latest from johannesburg next. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. wow...look at you. i've always tried to give it my best shot. these days i'm living with a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. at first, i took warfarin, but i wondered, "could i up my game?" my doctor told me about eliquis. and three important reasons to take eliquis instead. one, in a clinical
the hospital. charlie, norah? >> thank you, don. >>> the white house executive in charge of fixing the obama care website says healthcare.gov is night and day from where it was. obama officials say the site now has a 90% success rate. it can handle up to 50,000 users at once and at least 800,000 visitors a day. cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so where are we? >> well, if everything the white house says is true, and we have to take it on faith for the moment, then they've gotten through one stage. but imagine if like that amazon drone delivery system you've been talking about this morning, imagine they had launchpad disasters for two months and then they cleared those up and now the thing can get in the air. that's a great, but it's a long way from getting promised product from ordering to the actual person who ordered it. and the key thing to look for here is the information that coming from the website if it's working gets to the insurance companies, it's accurate, and the insurance companies
air. more on the temperatures in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. president obama says the american dream is threatened by a growing gap between the nations rich and poor. at a speech at the center for american progress, president obama said he'd devote the rest of his term to addressing income and equality he calls it the defining challenge of our time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of f
. over to you, steve. >> thank you very much. >>> prescription for america, president obama making his case to a group at the white house youth summit yesterday by comparing obamacare to the civil rights movement. >> haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. civil rights movement was hard. giving weapon the right to vote, that was hard. making sure that workers had the right to organize. that was hard. >> is that a fair comparison? let's talk to fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr. >> i guess if you think this is about martin luther king or others, it's not about something that's gone crazy, if you think it's not about a tax and spend plan to redistribute wealth in america and you want to make it about discrimination and class and race and gender warfare, then it's about civil rights. so if you want to romanticize something or talk about the struggle, if you want to talk about a crusade against rich people and middle class people or upper middle class people and somehow bring back a base that has gone away, steve, only 29%, 30% o
it comes in. patti ann browne, thank you. >> thanks. jenna: sharp criticism for the obama's administration newly-released regulatory agenda packed with federal rules that will touch every corner of americans lives including, well, how much it is costing us. the agenda will cost $1.8 trillion annually, a cost critics say will trickle down to you the consumer. shannon bream live from washington with more. >> most of the pending regulations not surprisingly come from obama care. department of health and human services says the regulatory plans are framed strengthening health care for americans. according to the competitive enterprise institute, the new regulatory plan from hhs comes with a price tag of nearly $190 billion. wayne cruise says the overall prize of for regulatory agenda for the administration will top $1.8 trillion a year. >> back in the '90s the federal budget itself was not even 1.8 trillion. now we have this entire $1.8 trillion hidden tax you could say of government compliance and intervention costs imposed in the economy. like anything else, that, you know, any tax that busi
says president obama has proposal to extend those benefits. back to you. adam: rich edson, thank you very much. >> factory workers and labor organizers. raising, to raise a federal minimum wage. >> few moments ago the demonstrators lift the scene. look at video. reported just a short time ago. at one point, things got very tense. some demonstrators tried to force their way into the restaurant. restaurant hired a security guard. and apparent the demonstrators decided to give up and hold their rally outside. throughout the morning, the restaurant was conducting business as usual. many critics have argued, overwhelming majority of demonstrators have rallies here and across the country are not fast-food workers, really special interest groups and union members. demonstrator of working family party, said the fast-food worker turn out is not the issue. >> there are 50,000 fast-food workers and millions of people supporting them. so, it is not unreasonable for there to be more, lots of people on the outside but workers themselves, as you will see, are fiercely in favor of the idea that they
. a scary thought. >> we'll be watching this, indra. thank you so much for that. >>> president obama says the troubled rollout of obama care should not reflect poorly on his management style. speaking with msnbc, obama said the website is working smoothly now. he encouraged americans to sign up for coverage. >>> vice president's asia tour is winding down this morning. his last stop is in south korea where he met with the president and again, like in japan and china, the conversation was dominated by tensions over china's new air defense identification zone. biden reiterating washington firmly objects to the move made by beijing. >>> an 18-year-old is facing charges after officials say he stole a piece of the car that crash the and killed actor paul walker and another man last week. jamieson witty allegedly took a piece of the car from a flat bed truck. he also posted this picture online. >>> no charges for jameis winston in connection with an alleged sexual assault in 2012. a key factor, the accuser's recollection of events. winston issued a statement thursday thanking family, friends, co
time you. >> ok. >> i think their incentive this time is to keep the trains running. >> thank you. president obama is on his way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. the president left on air force one just a few moments ago. president george h.w. bush onboard. president clinton and president cart he are also scheduled to attended the memorial service set for tuesday. george h.w. bush is the only living president who will not be in attendance for health reasons. >> we should point out that this film was personal. it's about your stepfather. he is one of those unsung heroes who we should behind the scene to say free nelson mandela. tell us more about him. >> he joined our family in 1972, and he brought with hill the news of nelson mandela, that was about eight years before the free nelson mandela campaign which launched nelson mandela as a symbol of the anti apartheid movement. when he went underground when nelson mandela was criminalized, he sent out a generation of people to tell people who was happening in south africa, my step-dad was one of those, the first wave.
time soon. >> pelley: michelle, thanks very much. in another important story tonight, the health care web site faced its first big test today since the obama administration said that it met its deadline to make healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. trouble since the site's debut in october has cut into enrollments. we learned today that 100,000 signed up in november for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that is a million short of the enrollees projected. wyatt andrews has been checking into the web site today. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, the administration says that 375,000 people tried to shop on healthcare.gov and that was before noon today. officials called that a strong sign of interest but, again, that high a number created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like somet
. lauren green, thank you very much. >>> breaking news. despite disasterous start and two months of round-the-clock repair and president obama is saying healthcare.gov is significantly improved but the work is not done. really now? insurers would beg to differ. according to multiple reports they're looking for ways to bypass the website all together. joining with us a latest on all this is a reporter for "the hill." i don't know, does it take audacity or guts to come out and say we're getting there? >> that's a good question. after two months i think at love people were looking for a more definitive answer than that. certainly for a lost users healthcare.gov is getting better. the question now is, are things on the back end of the website working? for example, when you're applying for health care at healthcare.gov is your personal information being transmitted correctly to your insurance company so when you go to use that health plan you actually can do it? there are been problems with that the administration says there is lot of work still to do. tracy: that is really the issue insurers
that down. michael yves, thank you. and coming up here on al jazeera america. the troubled government healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the eng
, it can't come fast enough. >> yeah, it sets table for a lot of things. thank you, larry. >>> still to come, finally a ray of light for obama care. the president said today the revamped website is working for, quote, most americans. but what does he mean by "working"? we have a reality check coming up for you. >>> i'm janelle wang. a cause of death finally confirmed for convicted kidnapper and rapist ariel castro. >>> new details on the deadly commuter train crash in new york city. why some suspect the engineer may have dozed off behind the controls. it's next in "world tonight." >>> more uncertainty for b.a.r.t. riders. i'm cheryl hurd live in san francisco. i'll show you why this document may hold the future for a new b.a.r.t. contract. [ male announcer ] this is a leather-wrapped steering wheel. this is a heated leather seat. this is a secret storage space. this is another. this is 8.4 inches of go-anywhere. this is 20 inches of water-fording talent. this is armor. this is 31 miles per gallon, highway. this is the freedom to keep chasing all the horizons you want. introducing the
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
, but it's possible that president and mrs. obama will be there too. alex? >> okay, michelle kosinski. thank you. >>> the program that one member of congress called this morning the jetsons come to life. so what is that, that resembles a cartoon? >>> and the cast of "anchorman 2" join up with one direction. they sing one of the most maligned, perhaps unfairly songs of the '70s on "saturday night live." [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. >>> it is in
. kate, we could follow you on foxbusiness.com. >> check it out today. >> thanks. so helpful. a shocking new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. >>> let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants
agreement. we'll see if they can do it. thank you. jon: some damaging allegations against a top member of the obama administration. james clapper is accused of knowingly lying to congress about the n.s.a. spy program. should he face charges? also a new bride accused of a cold blooded murder. prosecutors say she pushed her husband off a cliff to his death just days after their wedding. now the newlywed murder trial is getting underway. our legal panel weighs in next. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. jon: pressure mounting on the head of america's intelligence agency's james clapper. the original author of the pay receipt on the act says the director of national intelligence should be prosecuted. the congressman says clapper lied when he said this. >> does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of mill
is going to be the key to getting through it. >> thank you so much. now on the diplomatic front, presidential historian douglas brinkley. raul castro and president obama, same stage, separated by just four speakers on the official program. how does this work? do they look the other way? do they exchange mess andtries? do they take this as a real opportunity for diplomacy? >> i'm sure raul castro would like to have it as an opportunity for diplomacy, but i'm sure president obama doesn't want to be seen as too buddy-buddy with somebody who's seen as a nemesis to the united states. you don't want to do the big smile and meet and greet with castro. you don't want to be winging foreign policy, making big decisions at a funeral. however, away from cameras' grae glare, they might be able to get a word in. if obama can sneak it in without being taped doing it, he might try it. >> i heard a story from somebody in charge of white house security who was telling me about an event like this that provided an opportunity for a high-ranking u.s. official to meet with a u.s. enemy, but it did pr
continues monday as we look at first lady rosalynn carter. jobs, thent obama on economy, and income inequality. posted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than an hour. [applause] x good morning. thank you for being here. i want to thank you. mayor gray is here as well as other mayors and i want to thank for joining us today. capre honored to do so as celebrates its 10th anniversary. that weud for old ideas have put together during the past decade. your idea to grow the economy from the middle out and expand health care and to improve our school. i am prouder still that behind all of these policies is a simple idea, expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that nevada where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. the idea that the principal is credited on is for policy. it has mattered so much in my own life. boston,p in a suburb of the child of parents who came from india decades
rock. back to you, alex. >> thanks so much. let's go to politics and new today, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers. their benefits are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans meantime remain focused on obama care. north carolina congress woman renee elmhurst delivered the gop's response earlier today. >> families who work hard and by play the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of house passed jobs bills awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >> meanwhile, good news on the latest jobs rep
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